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Meaning of ROLLING

Pronunciation:  r'owling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  propelling something on wheels
  2. [n]  the act of robbing a helpless person; "he was charged with rolling drunks in the park"
  3. [n]  a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  4. [adj]  moving in surges and billows and rolls; "billowing smoke from burning houses"; "the rolling fog"; "the rolling sea"; "the tumbling water of the rapids"
  5. [adj]  uttered with a trill; "she used rolling r's as in Spanish"
  6. [adj]  characterized by reverberation; "a resonant voice"; "hear the rolling thunder"

ROLLING is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: billowing, moving, peal, pealing, pronounceable, resonant, resonating, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, roll, rolled, trilled, tumbling, wheeling
 See Also: actuation, propulsion, robbery, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Roll"ing\, a.
1. Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by
   rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a
   pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball.

2. Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or
   rollers; as, a rolling chair.

3. Having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a
   rolling country; rolling land. [U.S.]

{Rolling bridge}. See the Note under {Drawbridge}.

{Rolling circle of a paddle wheel}, the circle described by
   the point whose velocity equals the velocity of the ship.
   --J. Bourne.

{Rolling fire} (Mil.), a discharge of firearms by soldiers in
   line, in quick succession, and in the order in which they

{Rolling friction}, that resistance to motion experienced by
   one body rolling upon another which arises from the
   roughness or other quality of the surfaces in contact.

{Rolling mill}, a mill furnished with heavy rolls, between
   which heated metal is passed, to form it into sheets,
   rails, etc.

{Rolling press}.
   (a) A machine for calendering cloth by pressure between
       revolving rollers.
   (b) A printing press with a roller, used in copperplate

{Rolling stock}, or {Rolling plant}, the locomotives and
   vehicles of a railway.

{Rolling tackle} (Naut.), tackle used to steady the yards
   when the ship rolls heavily. --R. H. Dana, Jr.